Post #31 – A Family Legend

Disclaimer – The following post is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or sickness. Please use caution if any parts apply to your specific situation and contact a health care professional for further advice. 


Welcome back friends! In non-blog related news, shout out to local legend and inspiration to us all, Joey Harris from Chelan, Washington for winning the NBA three-point contest this weekend. If you don’t know who he is, Google search him right now. No town is too small to kick out an NBA player. Hope you enjoy the blog this week! Remember to follow and share!


Part 1 – Questionably Useful Answers, Comments, and bits of Knowledge


QUACK 1 – Salt, Salt, and more SALT please!

Salt is a core staple in the lives of POTsies. It seems like all the time the benefits of this wonder mineral are growing. It keeps meat fresh, it kills bacteria, it melts snow, it raises low blood pressure… and apparently it’s good for breathing?   It can also kill slugs but don’t use it for that.

Salt Therapy – Yahoo

QUACK 2 – How to Stay Motivated to Exercise in the Winter Cold?

Don’t. Eat lots and sleep lots. Hibernate all winter.    JUST KIDDING. Confession, I haven’t done my core POTS training exercises in over a week. And I am feeling it (headaches and morning nausea are creeping in). My workout room is in my garage and it is like an igloo out there. But never the less, I need to find ways to push through so I don’t take steps backward. I have no advice for this 😊 comment with your ideas for staying motivated so I can try them haha.


QUACK 3 – HOT TAKE I swear by these bands for my knees.

I have knee pain (in the front of my knee, patellar tendon) quite frequently after exercising with inadequate athletic gear. Aka bad shoes usually. There are times when I can barely walk the next morning and I feel like an 80 year old. Part of that is because I have a low pain tolerance lol but part of that is also because I get tendonitis in my knees. THESE BANDS ARE MAGIC. They cost like 8 bucks at Wal-Mart or Target. They almost always get me back to exercising and being pain free.

Target Knee Band


Disclaimer- I was not paid or given any product/services for free. This review was made purely from my own will.


Part 2 – Family Legend

A short story.

Legend has it that one afternoon, the brother of my great-grandpa (so my great uncle) was driving along minding his own business. When along approached a hitchhiker who looked like a fine, trustworthy chap. My great uncle being a gentleman and a scholar (from other stories I have heard this is far from the truth 😊….) picked up the man and they began a journey down the road.

After some time, my uncle noticed the hitchhiker was messing around with MY UNCLE’s gold pocket watch. Feeling betrayed and a victim of a theft, my uncle quickly pulled out his hand gun and pointed it at the evil man. He demanded the pocket watch back, kicked the guy out of his car, and sped off quite astonished at the events that had just taken place. He put the watch back into his pocket, also feeling a tad foolish for leaving his gold watch sitting out with a hitchhiker around.

Later than evening, after his adrenaline had faded and he regained his composure, he decided to go out for a night of bowling (apparently the big thing to do back then.) He kept reaching down and feeling the bulge from the watch in his pocket. Feeling on top of the world, he started crushing strike after strike that night. Then it all ended.

He noticed something quite strange. He soon discovered that he had a gold pocket watch in each of his pants pockets. There he stood, holding two watches. My uncle, once a victim of theft, had indeed become the thief.


There is a basic moral of this story. Don’t make assumptions too quickly. But there are some deeper things we can learn from this story.

  1. If it takes you less than two seconds to pull out a gun on someone, they probably aren’t trustworthy enough to pick up as a hitchhiker. The only logical conclusion is that my uncle was looking to rob someone.
  2. If you have a gold pocket watch, maybe consider selling it as down payment on a car, Mr. Hitchhiker.
  3. If you have a relative from approximately 1940-1965 that got his gold pocket watch stolen, specifically in the town of Davenport, WA (population 1900), please reach out to me. I owe you a game of bowling.


Thanks for reading! Please contact me for any specific topics, questions you want answered, or reviews you want!

Jarod Gunning – Dude with POTS


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